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02 March 2015

1930s – Lyric Cinema, Glentworth Street, Limerick

Situated on Glentworth Street and on the site of a former Masonic Hall, closed in 1976. The building was demolished in 1981.

26 February 2015

1935 – Savoy Cinema, Bedford Row, Limerick

Architect: Leslie C. Norton The Savoy Cinema was designed by English architect Leslie C. Norton with an Art Deco exterior and atmospheric interior The Savoy featured both live stage shows as well as...

26 February 2015

1790s – Curraghmore, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

Architect: James Wyatt / John Roberts / Samuel Ussher Roberts In the late eighteenth century, the 2nd Earl, afterwards 1st Marquis of Waterford, secured the famous architect James Wyatt to design interiors of...

25 February 2015

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre makes final 5 of Mies Award

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the final 5 works that will compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe...

23 February 2015

16th C. – Finglaswood House, Finglas, Co. Dublin

Elizabethan house, also known as King James’ Castle. Described in The Neighbourhood of Dublin, in 1912 as: “Due south of Finglas, and situated on the green banks of the Tolka, is the conspicuous...

23 February 2015

1729 – Archiepiscopal Palace, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A castle was built on the site by the Anglo-Normans in 1324 to defend their town from the Irish tribes in the adjacent mountain territory. The castle gradually became run-down and was mostly...

21 February 2015

1819 – Garbally Court, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Architect: Thomas Cundy Designed by English architect Thomas Cundy for the Earl of Clancarty.The Diocese purchased the house and estate from the trustees of the Earls of Clancarty for £6,750 in 1922,and it...

20 February 2015

1790s – Coole Park, Gort, Co. Galway

The Coole estate was purchased in 1768 by Robert Gregory on his return to Ireland following service with the East India Company.The family house was a large Georgian block with a central Venetian...

19 February 2015

1838 – Wilton Castle, Co. Wexford

Architect: Daniel Robertson A late 17th century house was subsumed into a much larger and ornate building designed by Daniel Robertson of Kilkenny in 1836-38 as a spectacular castle. The Alcock family had...